In the News: National Review Online: Permits for Political Speech?

By Katrina Trinko

David Rubin wants to be able to put political signs in his yard.

Yard signs have long been a staple of political campaigns, local, state, or federal. But in the upstate New York town of Manlius, residents can’t put up signs without a permit, and can’t have them up more than thirty days before or five days after an election.

“It’s an obvious unconstitutional violation of my First Amendment rights,” says Rubin, a communications professor at Syracuse University.

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.